According to Bloomberg’s Mark German, Apple could unveil its most powerful true wireless earbuds at the Far out event. “I reported last year that new AirPods Pro would arrive in 2022, and now I’m told that Wednesday will be their big unveiling,” said Gurman in his weekly newsletter.
Since their launch, the AirPods Pro have only received software-related upgrades like support for Lossless audio or Apple’s Spatial Audio tech. Other brands like Sony, Jabra, Samsung, and Sennheiser have all launched upgraded — in some cases a lot — models of their premium true wireless earbuds. Apple’s new AirPods Pro could feature a new H2 chip for improved audio quality and could also improve the battery life.
There had been rumours about Apple changing the design of its flagship true wireless earbuds. However, several analysts have suggested that no design overhaul for AirPods Pro but it could be tweaked. Rumours about AirPods Pro getting a Type-C charging port were also quashed by noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The upcoming AirPods Pro are also expected to bring certain health and fitness-related sensors. How they will work is still not known but since it has been three years since the AirPods Pro saw an upgrade, Apple may have a few new features up its sleeve.